Bugging Out

Koerner, Brendan I.
November 2000
New Republic;11/27/2000, Vol. 223 Issue 22, p13
Criticizes the zero liability campaign of the computer software industry. Details of the lawsuit between M.A. Mortenson Co. and Timberline Software Corp.; Industry's efforts on behalf of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act, which would grant vendors sweeping authority to write one-sided contracts; Act's aim to codify the ability of the software industry to write licenses as it sees fit; Claims made by software companies on their need for the liability protections; Impact of the industry's no-liability crusade on the position of the United States as a global new-economy leader.


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